Undiscovered Paul Robeson Vol. 2 : Quest for Freedom, 1939-1976

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-01-26
  • Publisher: Wiley
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This is the second and concluding volume of Paul Robeson, Jr.'s biography of his father. The first volume, covering the year 1898 to 1939 was widely acclaimed:"An accomplished an moving memoir . . . restored the man to his rightful place as one of the most acclaimed people of the first half of the 20th century." -- Boston Globe"This version of his father's life is an important, well-wrought addiion to African-American Cold War and theater scholarship." -- Publishers Weekly"His son demonstrates how compelling a figure his gifted father could be." -- Booklist

Author Biography

Paul Robeson Jr. is a freelance journalist, translator, and highly regarded lecturer on American and Russian history. He served as a personal aide to his father for more than twenty years and has been a civil rights activist since the 1940s. He is the owner and archivist of the Paul Robeson and Eslanda Robeson Collections, which consist of over 50,000 items, including thousands of photographs and hundreds of audio recordings. He lives in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Table of Contents

Preface: "I Am Looking for Freedom"
"America's Number One Negro" (19391945)
The Calling (19391940)
The Quest (1941)
Hero and Enemy (19421943)
The Robeson Othello (19431945)
Against the Tide (19451949)
Challenging the Mighty (19451946)
Storm Warnings (19461948)
Into the Eye of the Storm (1949)
Peekskill, New York (1949)
Paying the Price (19501958)
Struggle for Survival (19501954)
Victory over Despair (19551956)
Rising from the Ashes (19571958)
Journey to Jerusalem (19581976)
A Hero's Welcome (19581960)
CIA Ambush? (19611963)
A Temporary Reprieve (19631965)
"No Cross No Crown" (19651976)
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